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VENUS DEFENDS SHAMED HINGIS


Williams - defended Hingis.

By Andrew Mullen, PA Sport, Hong Kong

Venus Williams has voiced her support for former world number one Martina Hingis, who was handed a two-year ban for doping.

Hingis, who retired from the sport in November after revealing she had tested positive for cocaine at Wimbledon last year, had insisted she was "100% innocent".

But following an extensive investigation, the International Tennis Federation announced on Friday that they had found Hingis guilty of the offence.

Speaking after her semi-final victory over Elena Dementieva at the JB Group Classic in Hong Kong, Williams said: "I like Martina and I think she is a nice girl. I was shocked like everyone else.

"For me, personally, I give her the benefit of the doubt.

"There are hardly any doping cases in tennis and I think that in tennis it doesn't matter what you might take, it doesn't keep the ball in, it doesn't calm your nerves.

"I see where in track and field or other sports where it can help, but tennis is a sport where you need a lot of skill - there is no magic pill for that."

http://www.sportinglife.com/tennis/n...ms_Hingis.html
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Nice article and good words from Venus.
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VENUS DEFENDS SHAMED HINGIS


Williams - defended Hingis.

By Andrew Mullen, PA Sport, Hong Kong

Venus Williams has voiced her support for former world number one Martina Hingis, who was handed a two-year ban for doping.

Hingis, who retired from the sport in November after revealing she had tested positive for cocaine at Wimbledon last year, had insisted she was "100% innocent".

But following an extensive investigation, the International Tennis Federation announced on Friday that they had found Hingis guilty of the offence.

Speaking after her semi-final victory over Elena Dementieva at the JB Group Classic in Hong Kong, Williams said: "I like Martina and I think she is a nice girl. I was shocked like everyone else.

"For me, personally, I give her the benefit of the doubt.

"There are hardly any doping cases in tennis and I think that in tennis it doesn't matter what you might take, it doesn't keep the ball in, it doesn't calm your nerves.

"I see where in track and field or other sports where it can help, but tennis is a sport where you need a lot of skill - there is no magic pill for that."

http://www.sportinglife.com/tennis/n...ms_Hingis.html
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"There are hardly any doping cases in tennis and I think that in tennis it doesn't matter what you might take, it doesn't keep the ball in, it doesn't calm your nerves.

"I see where in track and field or other sports where it can help, but tennis is a sport where you need a lot of skill - there is no magic pill for that."


So implicitly she's defending Sesil beating her @ RG '05 not being due to doping.
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Very nice and accurate words from Venus, a very calssy Lady.
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"There are hardly any doping cases in tennis and I think that in tennis it doesn't matter what you might take, it doesn't keep the ball in, it doesn't calm your nerves.

"I see where in track and field or other sports where it can help, but tennis is a sport where you need a lot of skill - there is no magic pill for that."


So implicitly she's defending Sesil beating her @ RG '05 not being due to doping.
I would say she is, even if Sesil was high on something, there was no excuse for Venus' poor play
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"There are hardly any doping cases in tennis and I think that in tennis it doesn't matter what you might take, it doesn't keep the ball in, it doesn't calm your nerves.

"I see where in track and field or other sports where it can help, but tennis is a sport where you need a lot of skill - there is no magic pill for that."

So implicitly she's defending Sesil beating her @ RG '05 not being due to doping.
I'm pretty sure "hardly" is the operative word here.

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"There are hardly any doping cases in tennis and I think that in tennis it doesn't matter what you might take, it doesn't keep the ball in, it doesn't calm your nerves.

I love Venus and I know she's trying to be diplomatic but this statement is inaccurate.

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"There are hardly any doping cases in tennis and I think that in tennis it doesn't matter what you might take, it doesn't keep the ball in, it doesn't calm your nerves.

"I see where in track and field or other sports where it can help, but tennis is a sport where you need a lot of skill - there is no magic pill for that."


So implicitly she's defending Sesil beating her @ RG '05 not being due to doping.
IIRC, just as with the whole Sprem Wimbledon event,
it wasn't Venus making a fuss, just as it was with
Sesil, it was not Venus, it was everyone else.

Also, she known Martina much more and longer to be able to
for her give the benefit of the doubt and Martina taking
cocaine(if she did), is different from Sesil and steroids.
The only thing that doping IMO can help with in tennis is
increasing power, not much more. And Martina unlike Sesil
didn't do that. So....hmmmm.......
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